Look for Pedro Ramos Memorabilia:Barnes & Noble | Amazon.com | eBay.com
Pedro Ramos from the Chronology
Dec 8, 1966 - Five years after breaking Babe Ruth's record‚ the New York Yankees trade OF Roger Maris to the Cardinals for journeyman 3B Charlie Smith. In 2 days‚ the Yanks send Pedro Ramos to the Phils for P Joe Verbanic.
Apr 12, 1965 - In Minnesota the Yankees drop their second straight 11th inning opener as the Twins win 5-4. Twins starter Jim Kaat stranded because of the ice and snow is brought to Metropolitan Stadium by helicopter. Kaat is matched by Jim Bouton who goes five innings giving up two earned runs. Bob Allison's wind-blown fly ball in the 11th drops untouched for a three-base error by Hector Lopez one of eight errors the two teams combine for. Cesar Tovar's 2-out single scores the winner off Pedro Ramos.
Sep 23, 1964 - The sizzling Yanks win their 9th in a row defeating the Tribe 4-3 in 11 innings and 6-4. Elston Howard's homer off Louie Tiant snaps a tie in the opener. John Romano homers in each game for the Indians while recently acquired Pedro Ramos finishes up both games for New York. Ramos however will not be eligible for the WS.
Sep 5, 1964 - Sound familiar? The Yanks acquire veteran P Pedro Ramos from the Indians as pennant insurance. The Indians get 2 players to be named later: Ralph Terry on October 12 and Bud Daley on November 27.
Oct 12, 1963 - In the first (and last) Hispanic American major league all-star game the NL team beats the AL 5-2 at the Polo Grounds. The game features such names as Minnie Minoso Tony Oliva Roberto Clemente Orlando Cepeda Julian Javier Felipe Alou Luis Aparicio and Zoilo Versalles. Vic Power receives a pregame award as the number-one Latin player. NL starter Juan Marichal strikes out 6 in 4 innings though reliever Al McBean is the winner. Pinch hitter Manny Mota drives in 2 against loser Pedro Ramos.
Jul 31, 1963 - The Indians become the first AL club to hit 4 straight HRs. Number 8 hitter Woody Held begins with a 2-out blast off Paul Foytack Pitcher Pedro Ramos follows with his 2nd of the game Tito Francona makes it 3 straight and rookie SS Larry Brown's first ML 4-bagger finishes the string. Foytack sets a dubious ML record-the only pitcher to give up 4 straight HRs and there won't be another reliever who surrenders 4 in an inning until Embree in 2001. The Indians win 9-5 in the second of 2 with the Angels. Fred Whitfield who has a grand slam in game 2 hits a solo homer in game 1 off Newman for the only score. Barry Latman is the winner.
Sep 12, 1962 - In Cleveland Whitey and Mickey lead the way to a Yankee win 5-2. Mantle hits a 3-run homer in the 5th off Pedro Ramos his 2nd favorite all-time cousin (12 homers allowed).
Aug 6, 1961 - Mantle leads the Yankees to a doubleheader sweep of the Twins going 5-for-9 with 3 home runs and a double. His 4 RBIs gives him an even 100 for the year and his homer total is now 43. In the opener Mantle's had 2 home runs off his favorite pitcher Pedro Ramos but it is Johnny Blanchard's homer in the 10th that ties the game at 6-6. In the 15th Berra hits a bases loaded grounder and just beat the throw at first to give the Yanks the win. The Yankees win the nitecap by a run as well when Clete Boyer drives in Mantle in the 9th inning to break a 2-2 tie. New York now leads Detroit by 2 1/2 games.
May 9, 1961 - Jim Gentile of Baltimore becomes the 3rd player to hit grand slams in consecutive innings (Tony Lazzeri in 1936 Jim Tabor in 1939: Rudy York in 1946 also hit 2 grand slams but not in consecutive innings) when he belts one off Pedro Ramos in the first and adds another off Paul Giel in the 2nd. His 8 RBI in consecutive innings set a ML record. Gentile also tacks on a sacrifice ?y to give him a club record 9 RBI in the 13-5 drubbing of the Twins.
Apr 11, 1961 - At Yankee Stadium the Yankees led by new manager Ralph Houk are shut out by Minnesota's Pedro Ramos 6-0. Ramos has a two-run single and allows just three singles in beating Whitey Ford. Ford however will finish the season at 25-4.
Oct 2, 1960 - Washington drops a 2-1 decision to Baltimore in the last game ever played by the original-franchise Senators. Pedro Ramos takes the loss for Washington. The O's clinch 2nd place.
Sep 17, 1960 - The surprising 4th-place Senators fall to a game above .500 when Ted Williams' 2-run HR off Pedro Ramos gives Boston a 2-1 win. Muffett allows just 3 hits including Jim Lemon's 38th HR in a quick 1 hr: 40 minute win. A late collapse-15 losses in the final 18 games-will drop Washington to 5th place but that will still be the club's best finish in 7 years. The club will continue its improvement in Minnesota.
Jul 23, 1960 - Kansas City OF Whitey Herzog hits into the only all-Cuban triple play in ML history. The action goes from Washington P Pedro Ramos to 1B Julio Becquer to SS Jose Valdivielso. The win however goes to reliever Chuck Stobbs (7-2) as the Nats take an 8-3 decision. Killebrew has a 2-run homer.
Jul 31, 1959 - Pedro Ramos holds Chicago to one hit in 7 innings but leaves with a sore elbow and the Sox score 2 in the 9th to beat the Senators 2-1. It is Washington's 14th loss in a row. The Sox lead Cleveland by 2 games.
Sep 28, 1958 - In a 6-4 Boston win over Washington Ted Williams wins the AL batting title with a .328 mark edging out teammate Pete Runnels by 6 points. Williams goes 2-for-4 against Washington with a HR and 2B against Pedro Ramos while Runnels is hitless. Williams hit .403 in his last 55 games. The Nationals finish the season with 13 straight losses.
May 9, 1958 - After six straight home rainouts the Yanks play their first home night game of the year against Washington. Mantle breaks a 2-2 tie in the 3rd with an inside-the-park solo homer off Pedro Ramos. New York rolls to a 9-5 win.
Jun 3, 1957 - In the 8th inning at Washington Ted Williams wallops a 3-run homer off starter Pedro Ramos to carry the Red Sox to a 5-3 win over the Senators. An inning earlier Jackie Jensen hit a solo homer. As researched by David Vincent Ramos will give up 17 homers this June a ML record for homers served up in one month.
Jul 1, 1956 - Mickey Mantle who failed to hit a homer in 11 games since June 20 switch-hits HRs in the same game for the 4th time in his career. The Yankees win 8-6 over Washington in the 2nd game for a doubleheader sweep. The 2nd homer off Bud Byerly is a 2 run shot in the 9th inning to win it. Pedro Ramos holds the Bombers to 3 hits in the opener but one is a 2-run HR by Joe Collins in the 8th that wins it for New York 3-2. The Nats rap Ford for 12 hits but he picks 2 runners off base and is helped by 4 DPs.
May 30, 1956 - Mickey Mantle hits one of the most memorable HRs in his career in the 2nd game of a doubleheader with the Washington Senators. He tags a pitch from Camilo Pascual that comes within 18 inches of leaving Yankee Stadium something never accomplished by any major leaguer. The ball was still climbing when it caromed off the upper-stand facade about 396 feet from home plate. Estimates are that the ball could have traveled more than 600 feet. It is Mantle's 20th HR of the season; no one else has ever hit 20 HRs before June. Mantle also homers in the opener off Pedro Ramos with 2 on as New York sweeps 4-3 and 12-5.
May 21, 1955 - In a game marked by a fight between Maury McDermott and Jackie Jensen the Senators top the Red Sox 1-0 in 12 innings. In the 12th Jensen is trapped off 1B but his way back to the bag is obstructed by first baseman Vernon: it is called by 2B ump Ed Runge but he makes no gestures and Jensen continues back to 1B. McDermott waiting to put the tag on is knocked over by Jensen and Hank Soar at 1B calls the runner out. Soar is overruled and then the fight starts between Jensen and the pitcher and both are tossed. Pedro Ramos who succeeds McDermott draws a walk and scores the winning run.